IFN a 2a Human, Plant

IFN a 2a Human, Plant

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  • IFN a 2a Human, Plant

  • Interferon Alpha 2a Human Recombinant, Tobacco
  • CYT-543
  • Shipped at Room temp.

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Leukocyte interferon, B cell interferon, Type I interferon, IFNA2, IFN-a 2a.


IFN-alpha is produced by macrophages and has antiviral activities. Interferon stimulates the production of two enzymes: protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase.


Interferon Alpha Human 2a Recombinant produced in Plant is a single, glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 165 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 19 kDa.
The Interferon-a 2a contains affinity 6xHis tag on C-terminus.
The IFN-A 2a is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.


Nicotiana Sp.Plant.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.


Lyophilized, containing 50% SDS.


It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Interferon-alpha 2a in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.


Lyophilized Interferon alpha 2a although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution IFN-alpha 2a should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Amino acid sequence

The sequence of the first twelve N-terminal amino acids was determined and was found to be Cys-Asp-Leu-Pro-Gln-Thr-His-Ser-Leu-Gly-Ser-Arg.


Greater than 99.0% as determined by both:
(a) Analysis by RP-HPLC.
(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.

Biological Activity

The specific activity was determined by a quantitative gene report bioassay using human Type I interferon-sensitive cells. Compared with bacterial derived recombinant IFN-a 2a, assayed in the same conditions, plant derived IFN-alpha 2a showed 6.1 × 108 Units/mg in reference to a viral resistance assay using bovine kidney MDBK cells.

Safety Data Sheet


ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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